Do you bit for the Great Daffodil Appeal and help Marie Curie this March.
If spring makes you think of daffodils then how about joining the Great Daffodil Appeal collection in March in aid of Marie Curie.
The charity which offers care and support through terminal illness is asking people to help out either through fundraising or joining in the collection effort.
One of the UK’s most recognisable charity appeals, through the bright yellow daffodil pins, they are asking if you can spare just two hours of your time to help make a big difference.
Marie Curie can offer a wide range of help and advice on how to go about collecting and making the most of the experience.
If you prefer to help out in other ways, then how about challenging yourself to walk 10,000 steps every day in March and get your family and friends to donate as you ‘Step into Spring’. It’s a great way to feel good, improve your own fitness and do something amazing for those with a terminal illness.
Did you know if you walk 10,000 steps every day during March you’ll have covered 150 miles that’s the equivalent of walking from the Brighton Pavilion to the Bull Ring in Birmingham?
The origins of the charity began in 1948 when the Marie Curie International Memorial was established, it went on to become the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation which then launched an appeal, bringing in £4,000 and Marie Curie’s daughter gave permission for her mother’s name to be used.
The charity started its work in earnest in the 1950s with residential homes being opened, help given to patients at home and medical research.
It has continued to grow over the following decades and it now provides care and support for more than 50,000 terminally ill people and their families through its 2,100 nurses.